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 County: Coleman County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Apparatus for Irrigating Land.

Apparatus for Irrigating Land.

Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Briggs, Elias
Description: Patent for a new and improved irrigation machine. This design "consists in an irrigating-pipe having lapped side joints and notches in the inner edges of the lapped joints. The invention also consists in the combination, with a tank, of a trough below it, tubes projecting from the trough, and irrigating-pipes connected with the said tubes" (lines 12-18).
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Bedstead Attachment.

Bedstead Attachment.

Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: McCormick, Henry Jasper
Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead attachment. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the side rails and head and foot boards, of the plates having angular projections provided with wedge-shaped grooves and small inclined recesses at their upper parts, and the plates having the tapering wedge-shaped projections provided with the lugs integrally formed with their upper portions and adapted to engage the recesses, whereby when the projecting engaging portions of the plates . . . wear and become loose they are prevented from disjointure by the engagement of the lugs" (lines 83-94).
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Bridge

Bridge

Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Brenner, August W.
Description: Patent for the construction of substantial bridges of wood adapted for long spans, and which can be put up where iron bridges would be too expensive.
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Copy-Holder for Record-Books, &c.

Copy-Holder for Record-Books, &c.

Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Powell, Phanor P.
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient copy-holder meant for recording things. The invention feeds paper line by line, so the records are straight. The copy-holder also holds the pages of a book in place.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Brenner, August William & Fraser, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design is "for cultivating stubble, sugar-cane, cotton, corn, and other plants planted in rows or drills, which will remove the soil from the sides of the rows without injuring the roots, and will throw soil around the plants, and which shall be simple in construction and convenient in use" (lines 15-21).
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Gang-Plow.

Gang-Plow.

Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Cleveland, George P.
Description: Patent for improvements in gang-plows in which the “disks” would contain a flared annulus and, it is formed by the truncation of a conical shell of large base and small altitude. This disk-plow “will penetrate the soil to the desired depth by its own natural draft with the minimum degree of friction and outlay of force.” (Lines 21-23) Illustration is included.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: January 24, 1893
Creator: Neeb, William
Description: Patent for an automatic gate at railroad crossings, adaptable for use in "farm gates and automatic gates for carriage roads" (page 1, lines 11-12) using "an inclined cam disk, of a spring actuated lever" (page 4, lines 27-28), trip devices, and a bell or other signal, with illustrations.
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Lubricated Bullet.

Lubricated Bullet.

Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Stewardson, Samuel Clinton
Description: Patent for lubricated lead bullets to prevent the deterioration and rusting of the inner barrel of rifled firearms, so as to maintain their accuracy. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Rotary Plow.

Rotary Plow.

Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Cleveland, George P.
Description: Patent for improvements in rotary plows which can be used as a subsoil-plow or it can be converted into a cultivator. The “purpose is to provide a novel gang-plow capable of cutting the soil at different depths, as circumstances may require, and in which the angle at which the plows enter the soil may be varied.” (Lines 18-23) Illustration is included.
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Spiral Ring.

Spiral Ring.

Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Brooks, George W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved lap-ring. This design consists in a "lap-ring for connecting the tree-irons of double-trees and single-trees, consisting of the S-shaped lap-ring having the end curves spread laterally from the stem of the S, and carried round on spiral curves to points ninety degrees beyond a line that would evenly divide the figure thus formed longitudinally" (lines 41-48).
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